Edgewater Park Township, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Edgewater Park Township, New Jersey
settlement_type = Township
nickname =
motto =

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mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Edgewater Park Township highlighted in Burlington County. Inset

mapsize1 = 250x200px
map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Edgewater Park Township, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Burlington
government_footnotes =
government_type = Township (New Jersey)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Judith Hall
leader_title1 = Administrator
leader_name1 = Linda Dougherty [ [http://edgewaterpark-nj.com/edgewater_park_township_official_website_2008_011.htm Township Administrator's page] , Edgewater Park Township. Accessed April 7, 2008.]
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = February 12, 1880

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 7.9
area_land_km2 = 7.5
area_water_km2 = 0.3
area_total_sq_mi = 3.0
area_land_sq_mi = 2.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1

population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes =
population_total = 7968
population_density_km2 = 1043.2
population_density_sq_mi = 2701.8

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|882101|Township of Edgewater Park, Geographic Names Information System, accessed January 4, 2008.]
elevation_m = 10
elevation_ft = 33
latd = 40 |latm = 3 |lats = 22 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 54 |longs = 31 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 08010
area_code = 609
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-20050GR|2 [ [http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/commoncodes/ccc_nj.html A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.] [ [http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/commoncodes/ccc_nj.html A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0882101GR|3
website = http://edgewaterpark-nj.com
footnotes =

Edgewater Park Township is a Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 7,864.

Edgewater Park Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 12, 1880, from portions of Beverly Township (now known as Delanco Township."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 95.]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.9 km²), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (4.28%) is water.

Edgewater Park Township borders Burlington Township, Willingboro Township, Delanco Township, Beverly, and the Delaware River.


1930= 1243
1940= 1171
1950= 1279
1960= 2866
1970= 7412
1980= 9273
1990= 8388
2000= 7864
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&geo_id=06000US3400518790&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C05000US34005%7C06000US3400518790&_street=&_county=edgewater+Park&_cityTown=edgewater+Park&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=060&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census data for Edgewater Park township] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 24, 2007.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990 [ [http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi01/poptrd6.htm New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,864 people, 3,152 households, and 2,099 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,701.8 people per square mile (1,043.4/km²). There were 3,301 housing units at an average density of 1,134.1/sq mi (438.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 68.07% White, 21.40% African American, 0.17% Native American, 3.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.20% from other races, and 3.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.60% of the population.

There were 3,152 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,936, and the median income for a family was $52,016. Males had a median income of $38,156 versus $27,304 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,920. About 7.3% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.


Local government

Edgewater Park Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year. ["2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 39.] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.

Members of the Edgewater Park Township Committee are Mayor Judith Hall (D, term ends December 31, 2009), Deputy Mayor Donna Mount (D, 2009), Jim Daly (D, 2008), Kevin Johnson (D, 2010) and Tom Pullion (D, 2008). [ [http://edgewaterpark-nj.com/edgewater_park_township_official_website_2008_032.htm Township Committee] . Edgewater Park Township. Accessed April 7, 2008.]

Federal, state and county representation

Edgewater Park Township is in the Third Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 7th Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 56. Accessed August 30, 2006.]


The Edgewater Park School District serves public school students in grades from prekindergarten through eighth grade. Schools in the district (with 2005-06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics [ [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404470 Data for the Edgewater Park School District] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 7, 2008.] ) are [http://www.edgewaterpark.k12.nj.us/magowan/site/default.asp?1330Nav=|&NodeID=79 Mildred Magowan Elementary School] (PreK-4, 519 students) and [http://www.edgewaterpark.k12.nj.us/ridgway/site/default.asp?1330Nav=|&NodeID=78 Samuel M. Ridgway Middle School] (Grades 5-8, 346 students).

For grades 9-12, public school students attend Burlington City High School in Burlington, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the City of Burlington Public School District. [ [http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc07/narrative/05/0600/05-0600-020.html Burlington City High School 2007 Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 7, 2008. "BCHS has served as the receiving district for the Edgewater Park School District, which includes students from Kindergarten through 8th grade, for many years."]


New Jersey Transit provides bus service to Philadelphia on the 409 and 419 routes. [ [http://www.njtransit.com/sf_tp_rc_burlington.shtml Burlington County Bus/Rail Connections] , New Jersey Transit. Accessed July 15, 2007.]

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Edgewater Park Township include:
*Sam Calderone (1926-2006), Major League Baseball Player, 1950, 1953-54.Fact|date=December 2007
*Bill Cronin Tight End Miami Dolphins, NCAA football referee.Fact|date=December 2007
*Anthony Giacchino (1970-), filmmaker and composer. [Coppock, Kristen. [http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/112-09112007-1405731.html "Filmmaker brings ‘The Camden 28’ to the nation’s attention on PBS"] , "Burlington County Times", September 11, 2007. Accessed May 19, 2008. "In a phone interview, the Edgewater Park native said that speaking with Doyle about the incident provided the inspiration to make a film."]
*Michael Giacchino (1967-), soundtrack composer. [Burlingame, Jon. [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/07/movies/07burl.html "Michael Giacchino's Mission: Make the Old Music New"] , "The New York Times", May 7, 2006. Accessed November 27, 2007. "The backyard for Mr. Giacchino, 38, was in Edgewater Park, N.J., where he grew up watching — and listening to — Hanna-Barbera cartoons, "The A-Team" and reruns of "The Dick Van Dyke Show." He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York, but, as music became his main interest, he took classes at Juilliard and, later, film-music extension courses at U.C.L.A."]
*Edward Burd Grubb Jr. (1841-1913), a Civil War General and United States Ambassador to Spain. [Johnston, Elma Lawson. [http://trentonhistory.org/His/Social.htm "A History of Trenton: Social and Fraternal Organizations"] , Trenton Historical Society. Accessed July 15, 2008. "On May 1, 1894, the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey was formed, and the first meeting to receive the charter and elect officers was held May 10, 1894, at the home of General Edward Burd Grubb, at Edgewater Park, N.J."]


External links

* [http://edgewaterpark-nj.com/ Township of Edgewater Park]
* [http://www.edgewaterpark.k12.nj.us/ Edgewater Park School District]
*NJReportCard|05|1280|0|Edgewater Park School District
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404470 Data for the Edgewater Park School District] , National Center for Education Statistics

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